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Multi-agency warrant sweep underway in middle Tennessee

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Decaturville Elementary School is on a precautionary lockdown while a multi-agency investigation is underway. The school confirmed to FOX 17 News that the school is on a precautionary lockdown while an investigation is taking place at a home near the school.


Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids.


Little Big Shots: Local scout visits the White House

COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- When 11-year old Te'Lario Watkins II found out he would be one of a dozen Scouts to serve as a delegate for the Boy Scouts of America, he was pretty happy. "I felt excited. I felt very excited. I couldn't stand still," said Watkins II.


Tennessee 15-year-old commits suicide; family now spreading awareness on depression

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — A freshman at Sullivan South High School took his life on Sunday. Trevor Sexton was only 15-years-old. His family said he was struggling with depression, and is now spreading awareness on mental health to prevent this from happening to others.


Man Sets Himself on Fire in Front of White House

A man sitting on an "electronic wheelchair-type scooter" set his jacket on fire in front of the White House Friday afternoon, the U.S. Secret Service said. The U.S. Secret Service and D.C. Fire and EMS went to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW about 3:15 p.m.


Forever Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee? Bill likely headed to full floor votes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Despite efforts to kill the bill, a measure to keep Daylight Saving Time is likely to be scheduled for full floor votes in the House and the Senate.


Lost in the Weeds: Tennessee Just Says No

A bill that would have allowed medical marijuana in certain forms was abandoned last week by Tennessee lawmakers. Tennessee was poised to join the 33 other states where residents can legally use marijuana for medical purposes. The Tennessee Agriculture Medicine Act would have created a legal medical


Grand jury indicts former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig

Gregory Craig, the former Obama White House counsel, was charged by a federal grand jury on Thursday with making false statements and concealing material information about his work in private practice lobbying on behalf of the Ukrainian government.


Names of 16 Tennessee medical professionals in opioid takedown released

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant formally announced the indictments Thursday of 16 people in West Tennessee accused of illegally prescribing millions of opioids and other medications.


Trump admits he had no idea what Ivanka's job in the White House would be when she was first hired

President Donald Trump admitted to The Atlantic that neither he nor his daughter Ivanka knew exactly what her role in the White House would be when she joined the administration as an advisor in 2017.


Four Middle Tennessee counties among 100 fastest-growing in United States

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Four Tennessee counties are among the 100 fastest growing counties in the United States according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. New data from the Bureau's population estimates for 2018 show in terms of percentage growth, Wilson, Montgomery, Rutherford, and William


Burr Briefed White House on FBI Targets

The Mueller report says that Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) “appeared to brief the White House counsel’s office about the targets of the FBI’s Russia investigation in March 2017,” CNN reports.


One killed, three injured in crash near airport

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - One person was killed and three others injured in a crash Thursday morning on Donelson Pike near Nashville International Airport. Metro Police’s fatal crash team is investigating the cause of the crash.


Tn Health Dept: First case of measles detected in Tennessee as part of nationwide outbreak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) says it has detected the state's first measles case aspart of a recent nationwide outbreak. The TDH says the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of east Tennessee.


Tennessee deputy said to shoot man with knife now says he was unarmed

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced in January that a deputy shot a knife-wielding man after a chase. Now the deputy has testified that the teenager merely pointed his finger at him in the shape of a gun.


Family of Waffle House shooting victim sues accused shooter and his father

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The mother of DeEbony Groves, one of the four people who were killed in the April 2018 Waffle House mass shooting, is suing the accused shooter and his father.


Lawmakers Hit, Missed, Delayed Bills on Open Government This Year

Several bills before the Tennessee General Assembly were aimed at government transparency this year. Some hit. Some missed. One was sent out for some of that famous “summer study.”


$14K in equipment stolen during Goodlettsville business break-in

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Investigators credit a fingerprint with helping to track down the man suspected of stealing an estimated $14,260 in equipment from a Goodlettsville business.


Developer wants to transform Reba McEntire’s old farm into farmer's market, event venue, and winery

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — A developer recently purchased Reba McEntire's former farm and has plans to transform it into a farmer’s market, winery, and an event venue. The 46-acre property is located in Wilson County, just south of Gallatin on State Road 109.


Metro Schools: Kindergarten student brought marijuana to Tennessee school

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A kindergarten student is accused of bringing marijuana to a Madison elementary school Thursday morning. School security and Metro Nashville Police were alerted to Taylor Stratton Elementary on W. Old Hickory Blvd. for the incident.